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June 2, 2014

Bell sisters lead Sharks in Tifton meet

MOULTRIE — Sisters Alison and Lynnsey Bell combined to scored 72.5 points to lead the Moultrie Sharks to a fourth-place finish in the Tifton Tidal Wave Invitational held Saturday in Tifton.

Lynnsey, age 8, had four first-place finishes and totaled 37 points.

Alison, 10, turned in two first-place, two second-place and a third-place finish and had 35.5 points for the Sharks, who were competing in their first event of the season.

The meet-host Tidal Wave finished first with 1,021.5 points.

The Sharks were fourth in the 11-team meet with 276.50 points.

The Moultrie Sharks girls were third with 143.5 points. The boys team was seventh with 39 points.

The Tidal Wave led the girls with 382 points.

The Tidal Wave’s boys were second with 384.5 points.

Lynnsey Bell got eight points each for her first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle; 25-yard backstroke; 25-yard butterfly; and 25-yard freestyle.

She also was fourth in the 25-yard breaststroke.

Alison, in the 9-10 age group, was first in the 25-yard butterfly and 25-yard freestyle; second in the 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle; and was third in the 25-yard backstroke.

Both were the meet’s high scorers in their age groups.

Alison also won a gold medal as member of the mixed 9-10 100-yard freestyle relay team that also included Justice Myrick, Caroline Chapura and Meg Howell.

That same quartet finished second in the mixed 9-10 100-yard medley relay.

Lynnsey also was on a pair of mixed 8-and-under relay teams that finished fifth.

The 100-yard medley relay team also included Adrian Gallardo, Roma Schwartz and Harrison Chapura.

The 100-yard freestyle relay team also included Joshua Ramirez, Schwartz and Chapura.

Howell also brought home a gold medal when she won the 25-yard backstroke in the girls 9-10 age group. She also won bronze medals in the 25-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley and was fourth in both the 50-yard freestyle and 25-yard freestyle to contribute 30 points to the Sharks score.

Jonathan Ladson, in boys 11-12 age group, scored 19 points by finishing third in the 50 free; fourth in the 100 free; sixth in both the 50 back and 50 fly; and seventh in the 100 individual medley.

Ladson also swam on the mixed 11-12 200 free relay team with Ellie Ladson, Caroline Harrell and Morgan Clark that finished sixth. The same foursome was seventh in the 200 medley relay.

Swimming in the 6-and-under age group Jonathan Ramirez scored 11 points, finishing fifth in the 25 fly; sixth in the 25 free; and seventh in both the 25 back and 25 breaststroke.

Also turning in top-8 finishes for the Sharks were:

• Madison Montgomery, 13-14 girls, fifth in 100 free; seventh in 50 free and 50 fly; and eighth in the 100 IM.

• Caroline Chapura, 9-10 girls, fourth in 25 fly and sixth in 25 breast.

• Chloe Tillman, 7-8 girls, third in 25 back.

• Skyler Waller, 13-14 boys, fourth in 50 free and eighth in 50 back.

• Ellis Turnipseed, 9-10 girls, sixth in 25 back and sixth in 25 fly.

• Emily Chapura, 13-14 girls, sixth in 100 free and seventh in 50 back.

• Meg Ladson, sixth in 50 back and eighth in 100 free.

• Roma Schwartz, 7-8 girls, sixth in 25 back.

• Michael Clark, 9-10 boys, sixth in 25 breast.


• The 9-10 mixed 100 free relay team of Michael Clark, Ryleigh Beth Robinson, Ellis Turnipseed and Jaycee Cornelius was third.

• The 9-10 mixed 100 free relay team of Turnipseed, Robinson, Cornelius and Clark was sixth.

• The mixed 13-14 100 free relay team of Meg Ladson, Emily Chapura, Skyler Waller and Madison Montgomery was third.

The mixed 13-14 relay team of Emily Chapura, Meg Ladson, Montgomery and Waller finished fifth.

The Sharks will travel to compete in the Valdosta YMCA Invitational on Saturday with 28 girls and 12 boys expected to participate.

On Saturday, June 21, the Sharks will play host to the Moultrie Sharks Georgia Games Invitational at the Memorial Pool.


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